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Lara vs Alvarez live stream: how to watch tonight's boxing online from anywhere

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Cuban-American fighter Erislandy Lara tonight gets a chance to avenge his 2014 split-decision defeat to Canelo Alvarez - this time with a square-off against his older brother Ramon. With a title up from grabs, it should be a compelling fight, so be sure to follow our Lara vs Alvarez live stream guide carefully.

As well as the WBA Super Welterweight belt being up for grabs, tonight's showdown will also see the winner get to face WBA "gold" champion Michel Soro.

Erislandy Lara vs Ramon Alvarez: when and where?

The venue for tonight's fight is the 8,400-person capacity Minneapolis Armory in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Live broadcasts of the undercard is set to start at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on Saturday in the US. We're expecting the headliners to head to the ring no earlier than around 12am midnight ET, 9pm PT. That's 5am BSt on Sunday morning for UK fight fans.

Originally from Guantanamo, Cuba and now living and training in Houston, Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara comes into tonight's fight off the back of a frustrating draw against then-WBA ‘regular’ titleholder Brian Castano back in March.

That fight came after a split-decision defeat for the southpaw against Jarrett Hurd in a clash for the WBA, IBF and IBO junior middleweight belts in April last year.

His opponent tonight is Mexico-based 33-year-old Ramon Alvarez who has a mediocre record of 28-7-3 going into tonights fight, and is some way short of the calibre of his brother Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Having only won five of his last nine fights, any sort of result here against Lara will be regarded as a shock.

Among the night's undercard action is middleweight Kyrone "Shut It Down" Davis (13-2, 5  taking on Alexis Gaytán while unbeaten Cuban prospect Joahnys Argilagos takes on  Julio García in a super flyweight battle.

To catch everything online, you've come to the right place. Read on to find out how to stream Lara vs Alvarez live anywhere in the world.

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Watch a Lara vs Alvarez live stream from anywhere in the world

Keep scrolling to see how to watch the boxing in the US. But if you're worried about being away from your country and missing your domestic coverage of the Lara vs Alvarez fight, then fear not, there's a way to watch that doesn't involve trying to find a grainy, illegal feed.

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The best way to watch it is to download and install a VPN (opens in new tab). We've tested over 100 VPNs and we rate ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as the absolute best. It's compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services and ranks amongst the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. So for a one-stop shop, you can't go wrong with ExpressVPN - but there are more fantastic VPN options out there as well:

1. ExpressVPN: (opens in new tab)  the best all-round VPN for streaming, comes with 30-day free trial and 3 months free when you sign up for an annual plan
2. IPVanish: (opens in new tab) supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go
3. NordVPN: (opens in new tab) SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great, affordable choice for streaming 

And remember that there's lots more benefits to VPNs, too. Many people are now installing them as their default first line of defence against cybercrime - their encrypted tunnels mean that online banking and shopping become much safer. And as well as boxing, there are loads of other content options (other sport, foreign Netflix, etc) that they unlock, too.

Once you've installed your chosen VPN, you then need to connect to a server back in your location and then head to the broadcaster's streaming service that's showing the Lara vs Alvarez fight. 

How to stream Lara vs Alvarez live in the US

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The Spence Jr vs Garcia fight will be shown tonight live on Fox Sports (opens in new tab) via Fox PBC (opens in new tab)

Assuming you have cable, you'll be able to watch on Fox either at home, online or on the network's Fox Go app (opens in new tab) for tablets and smartphones.

But if you're a cord cutter, you'll want to consider some of the US's other best sports streaming sites (opens in new tab). They'll let you get access to the  coverage (and more) without committing to cable. Most have a free trial, too, with some of the best services listed below:

  • FuboTV (opens in new tab) $44.99 for the first month
  • Hulu with Live TV (opens in new tab) $44.99 per month
  • DirecTV Now (opens in new tab) $50 per month
  • Sling TV (opens in new tab) starting at $15 per month
  • YouTube TV (opens in new tab) $49.99 per month
  • Want to watch the coverage outside of America? Then discover how with the best US VPN (opens in new tab)

Not in the US today but want to watch the stream anyway? You can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to change the IP address of your laptop, mobile or streaming service and catch the coverage as if you were back at home.

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How to watch Lara vs Alvarez in the UK

The bad news is that there's no currently confirmed broadcaster in the Uk showing tonight's fight live tonight.  If that changes, we'll be sure to let you know.

The only alternative is to use one of our best VPNs (opens in new tab) as described above, set your location to a country where the fight is being shown and go from there. But do bear in mind that most paid streaming services do require a credit card based in the country the service is from.

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How to watch Lara vs Alvarez in Australia

As above, so below - we don't think Australia has anybody signed up to show the boxing Down Under. Sorry folks - you'll have to go the VPN route and try to watch that way.

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